The Bruins tied their absolute best end of the season of their closing pageant of 2019.
UCLA males’s golfing shot a 35-under 817 en path to a third-place end on the Ka’anapali Collegiate Vintage Collegiate Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii. The Bruins have been one off the lead set via Oklahoma and Kansas after day one, ahead of capturing 274 in each the second one and 0.33 rounds.
UCLA by no means stuck as much as Oklahoma and was once handed via Washington, which completed in 2d.
Trainer Derek Freeman mentioned the Bruins didn’t putt neatly sufficient to stay alongside of Oklahoma and Washington.
“We were given off to just a little little bit of a slower get started and simply by no means may slightly get the momentum we had to catch the red-hot Oklahoma and Washington,” Freeman mentioned. “The ones two groups performed in point of fact neatly and simply pulled away during the spherical, and we simply weren’t making sufficient putts or the birdies that we want.”
Sophomore Bryan Wiyang Teoh began off the primary day of the event via making 4 birdies out of his first 8 holes, finishing with a 5-under 66. He went on to complete tied for 6th total within the event, main the Bruins with an 11-under 202.
Teoh mentioned the staff can have room to recover when it takes a two-month damage ahead of opening in wintry weather.
“Personally, everybody has one thing to paintings on in terms of mechanics, apparatus and different stuff,” Teoh mentioned. “However total, as a staff, after we transfer ahead we were given to stay the staff bonding up and everybody has an element in making improvements to themselves.”
Junior Devon Bling began day two of the event with a 4-under 67 ahead of gathering an eagle, 4 birdies and one double bogey to complete the day at 8-under. This introduced him right into a tie for 5th total coming into the closing day, however Bling shot an excellent par to finish in a six-way tie for 12th position.
Bling mentioned his largest battle within the closing spherical got here at the inexperienced, which was once a drawback at the path.
“Nowadays, I hit the ball nice however I putted very poorly,” Bling mentioned. “I don’t assume I made one putt all day and I had numerous possibilities for birdie. While you’re taking part in a golfing path like we have been taking part in this week, and your placing isn’t nice, it’s more or less onerous to transport up the leaderboard.”
The weekend in Hawaii was once the Bruins’ closing event of the autumn. Their subsequent authentic pageant gained’t come till Jan. 27 when they’re going to compete within the Southwestern Invitational in Westlake Village, California.
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